Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

This creamy chicken noodle soup is dairy free, gluten free, and full of flavor! Loaded with vegetables and herbs in a rich and velvety broth.  Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread, and you have a delicious healthy bowl of comfort food ready in no time.

Happy soup season!  I made this creamy chicken noodle soup (dairy free, GF) and loaded up the veggies.  This recipe is great to meal prep – I was able to make a whole batch on the weekend and Brett had it for his lunches throughout the week.  It got rave reviews (thanks Brett) so this will definitely be in our meal prep rotation again this fall and winter.

What’s In This Dairy Free Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup?

  • Pasta of choice: use a gluten free pasta if you are avoiding wheat
  • Chicken: using leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect for this recipe!
  • Coconut Milk: unsweetened and full-fat
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Vegetable Stock: if you are using a store-bought stock, make sure it is low sodium
  • Spices: thyme and salt
  • Fresh parsley for a bright fresh flavor

Cooking Pasta For Soups

For most of my recipes, I cook the pasta separately from the soup broth. If you add dried pasta directly to a hot soup, you run the risk of having the dried pasta soak up all the broth and overcooking the noodles (turning it soup into a mushy mess). I’ve found that cooking the pasta separately, then serving the broth over the noodles in a bowl works best. I allow the soup to cool, then add the cooked pasta after. That way you’ll have perfectly cooked pasta that holds it shape and a delicious brothy soup.

Meal Prep Chicken Noodle Soup!

You can easily meal prep this gluten free and dairy free creamy chicken noodle soup recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I’m a little bit obsessed with meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

How Do I Make This Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Dairy Free?

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside, allowing pasta to cool.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 6 or 7 minutes until translucent. Add the carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  3. Add the vegetable stock, cooked chicken, thyme, and salt. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk and parsley. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. To serve, add 1/2 cup cooked pasta to a bowl, ladel the hot soup over the pasta.
  6. If adding the pasta to the soup, make sure the broth is cool before adding, or else pasta will overcook.

Dietary Modifications

  • This coconut milk chicken noodle soup recipe is dairy free and gluten free!  If you are making it gluten free, make sure to check the pasta you use to ensure there is no gluten.
  • To make this vegan or vegetarian: substitute out the chicken for a plant-based meat alternative. mushrooms or chickpeas would work great.
  • For a low sodium option: cut back the salt in this recipe to 1/3 teaspoon.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (Dairy Free, GF)

This creamy chicken noodle soup is dairy free, gluten free, and full of flavor! Loaded with vegetables and herbs in a rich and velvety broth.  Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread, and you have a delicious healthy bowl of comfort food ready in no time.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb dried pasta use gluten free if GF
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 8 cups Vegetable stock
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 13- ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 cup parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside, allowing pasta to cool.
  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 6 or 7 minutes until translucent. Add the carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  • Add the vegetable stock, cooked chicken, thyme, and salt. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk and parsley. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • To serve, add 1/2 cup cooked pasta to a bowl, ladel the hot soup over the pasta.
  • If adding the pasta to the soup, make sure the broth is cool before adding, or else pasta will overcook.

Notes

Dietary Modifications
This recipe is dairy free and gluten free!  If you are making it gluten free, make sure to check the pasta you use to ensure there is no gluten.
To make this vegan or vegetarian: substitute out the chicken for a plant-based meat alternative. mushrooms or chickpeas would work great.
For a low sodium option: cut back the salt in this recipe to 1/3 teaspoon. 
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